10 Day - Highlights of Uganda Safari.

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This 10 day adventure will not only wow you with the healing power of nature, it will unveil to you Uganda’s 7 natural wonders. These include Big 5 safaris, Gorilla trekking, Bird watching with exciting encounters of over 1,000 bird species, Rafting on the world’s longest river, Chimp trekking and Cultural tours.   

 Day

Highlights

Overnight

Day 1       

Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda

Munyonyo common wealth resort hotel/Lake Victoria Serena

Day 2

Depart for Kibale Forest National park

Kyaninga /Kibale forest cottages

Day 3

Chimpanzee tracking

Kyaninga/Kibale Forest cottages

Day 4

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mweya safari lodge/Twin lakes

Day 5

Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

Mweya Safari lodge/Twin lakes

Day 6

Depart For Bwindi Impenetrable forest (Gorilla planet)

Icumbi Gorilla lodge/ Bwindi lodge

Day 7

Gorilla Tracking

Ichumbi Gorilla lodge/ Bwindi lodge

Day 8

Depart for Kampala

Kampala Serena/ Sheraton Hotel

Day 9

Drive to Jinja

Wild waters lodge/Gately on the Nile

Day 10

Half day rafting or Bungee Jumping and departure

Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe, Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a professional Umoja Motherland Tours Ltd guide who will transfer you to your hotel

Overnight at Munyonyo common wealth resort hotel/Lake Victoria Serena (B&B)

These 5 star resorts will blow you off your thrown with relaxing lake side ambiance. They are located at the shores of Africa's biggest freshwater Lake, Victoria. Their beds and showers are a perfect place to relax after a long day. They are warm and cozy. 

Day 2 Depart for Kibale Forest National park, a hidden gem with 13 species of primates. These comprise of both new world and old world monkeys such as chimpanzees, baboons, red Colubus monkey, blue monkeys and the rare L’Hoest monkey and many others

During this four hour trip destined for Western Uganda, you will behold scenic landscapes; tea plantations, variety of banana species and rolling ranges of Mountain Rwenzori. You will also witness life in a typical Ugandan village.  

Overnight Kyaninga /Kibale forest cottages (FB)

From the word go, you can tell that your day stay at either of these safari lodges is going to be pleasant. Location-wise, they are a bang and close to the heart of everything worth exploring in Tooro Kingdom; Crater Lakes, Kibale National Park and bird watching at Bigodi swamp.

Day 3 Chimpanzee tracking

Wake up early morning and head to the briefing station for your chimpanzee trekking.

In Kibale Forest National Park you will track habituated Chimps. These engaging apes are the closed relatives to human beings and are great fun to watch as they play and fight in the fruit trees. Experienced guides will introduce you to the different members of the chimp families, as well as the birds and plant life of the forest.

Overnight Kyaninga/Kibale Forest cottages (FB)

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, a remote park that has it all, crater lakes, gorges, scenic rivers, underground forests, Big 5 animals and primates. Located in the Albertine Rift Valley, this park has over 600 bird species, more than any other national park in Uganda. You will also be on the lookout for elephants!

Overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Twin lakes (FB)

Day 5: Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

This two hours boat cruise is a relaxed way of seeing most the animals found in Queen Elizabeth; lions, buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, leopards. The guides are passionate about their jobs and are always delighted to help, and share in your excitement of new discoveries. If you love birds, you will see nearly 90% of the 600 species to which the park is home. In addition, you might spot crocodiles clashing with hippos to protect their territories.

Overnight at Mweya safari lodge/Twin lakes (FB)

This tranquil compounds of these two lodges extends over a large area that takes in two astonishing crater lakes, the Rift Valley's savannah landscape, and remarkable views of Mountain Rwenzori. The cherry on the cake is a view of the Blue Mountains of Democratic Republic of Congo. 

DAY 6: Depart For Bwindi Impenetrable forest (Gorilla planet) after a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth. 

A popular route you may take for the game drive is the Kasenyi sector, well-known for its tree climbing lions that prey on Queen Elizabeth’s large population of Uganda Kob (antelope). Wildlife to look out for includes elephants, antelope and occasionally a hyena.

After breakfast drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 400 wild Mountain Gorillas.

Overnight Ichumbi Gorilla lodge/ Bwindi lodge (FB)

The view of Bwindi from these lodges will transport you to a different world where everything seems very remote. The V-shaped valleys, meandering rivers and green mountains dotted with tiny villages will charm your mind and awaken your soul. 

Day 7: Gorilla Tracking

Your gorilla trek will start after a briefing by the rangers. You will locate and interact (under supervision) with a gorilla family. The guides will interpret the animals’ behavior and advice on what you are watching. If time allows you will visit the Batwa.

Overnight Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge/ Bwindi lodge (FB)

Day 8: Depart for Kampala

After breakfast, we start our journey back towards Kampala with a stopover at the Equator. Here, you will explore the flow of water currents in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Overnight Kampala Serena/ Sheraton Hotel (HB). 

The rooms at these two hotels are wide. Their comfy king-sized beds, coupled with the marble bathrooms come across as and a great choice for lovebirds. They have fairly large windows that bring breathtaking views of Olympic size pools and colourful flower gardens. 

Day 9: Drive to Jinja

You will transfer to Jinja the capital of adventure of Uganda and home to the Source of the Nile. You will enjoy the sights and sounds of Jinja and take an evening Nile cruise.

Overnight Wild waters lodge/Gately on the Nile (FB)

The first time you see these awe-inspiring hotels, you will instantly fall in love with them!  Each of its stilted bandas of wild waters has spacious bedroom and a deck whose feet are sank firmly into the rocks on the Island. From one of the decks, your eyes will be taken on a relaxing journey to the surrounding Islands and into the deep river upon which the Island is found.

Day 10: Half day rafting or Bungee Jumping and departure.

You will enjoy bungee jumping activities or half day white water rafting. You can't miss this adventure if you want an awesome dose of adrenaline rush. You will confront 8 major rapids which are well spaced over a scenic 24 kilometer stretch of River Nile. 

Thereafter, you will embark on your journey to Entebbe international Airport in due time for your out bound flight.

Included

  • All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B) basis as quoted in the text
  • Safari vehicle and fuel
  • English speaking tourist guide
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • Game drives and walks
  • Entrance fees to the national parks
  • All boat tours
  • Taxes
  • Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • AMREF emergency evacuation insurance

Excluded

  • Visa fees
  • Drinks / alcoholic drinks
  • Additional meals
  • Tips
  • Activities not part of the described programme
  • International travel insurance